Molde trainer Ole Gunnar Solskjær has called the recent scandal involving ex Norwegian footballer Claus Lundekvam ‘a shame’.
His comments to Dagbladet come following last week’s revelations Lundekvam has been accused of spot fixing.
It has been alleged that the Norwegian footballer, who was known for playing a key role during his twelve year spell at Southampton's Premier League campaign in the late 1990s, illegally bet on several occasions whilst being a footballer.
This allegation was made when Lundekvam, who had a spell in captaining Southampton, told a Norwegian radio station that he, his teammates and opposition captains made bets before the matches began. World football governing bodies are now investigating the issue.
"For a while we did this almost every week,” Lundekvam said to NRK. “We made a fair bit of money. We could make deals with the opposing captain about, for example, betting on the first throw, the first corner, who started with the ball, a yellow card or a penalty.”
He has declared that the betting was "innocent fun". Lundekvam told The Sun newsapaper, "Of course I will talk to FIFA - I have no problem with that. Unfortunately I've been honest about it, so I need to.”
"I will obviously have some names and matches. But, to be honest, I wouldn't say any more than I have said already if I don't have to. I would not want to name anyone else. That's not for me to do but I will stand for what I have said."
Former colleagues such as Matt Le Tissier and Francis Benali back the Norwegian footballer despite these allegations. They strongly deny Lundekvam's involvement.
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